BVB defender Manuel Akanji has explained why Robert Lewandowski cannot be stopped. Stuttgart’s sports director spoke about the interest in Gregor Kobel. Borussia Dortmund wants to move into the final of the DFB Cup on Saturday evening. News and rumors about the black and yellow can be found here.
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Dortmund’s central defender Manuel Akanji has praised Robert Lewandowski in the highest tones: “If you look at him or play against him, he simply has no weaknesses,” bundesliga.com from the Bayern star. The Pole is “not as fast as Erling (Haaland), but he is physically strong, technically strong, a good executor and clever. He has everything a striker needs.”
Lewandowski shows these achievements at the highest level “simply every year”. Nevertheless, according to Akanji, it is possible to stop the striker – even if he has not really succeeded in doing so in previous encounters. “I think he has scored almost every time he has played against us, so it is not easy to take such a striker out of the game.”
He doesn’t expect the exceptional attacker’s performance to decline in the foreseeable future, according to Akanji – Lewandowski is too ambitious for that: “He’s the best or one of the best in the world. And it is likely that he will do the same in the next two , will be three years. ” Akanji sees the same characteristics in his team-mate Haaland: “It annoys him when he misses a chance. But that also makes him better.”
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VfB sports director Sven Mislintat has made it clear that he has not yet received a request about goalkeeper Gregor Kobel: “That seems hotter behind the scenes, but I haven’t received anything yet. The goalkeeper carousel turns a bit, not only in Germany. The state of affairs is that there was no clear demand for Greg, “he explained in an interview with the SWR.
With his strong performances, Kobel “definitely played his way into the notebooks of big clubs”, but Mislintat only found out about the interest from the newspaper. Among other things, BVB is associated with the Swiss, according to the picture the decision between Kobel and Leipzig’s Peter Gulacsi should fall, around 15 million would therefore be due for the 23-year-old.
In the DFB Cup, BVB has another chance to win the title, on Saturday evening it will play in the semi-finals against Holstein Kiel (from 8.30 p.m. in the live ticker). Coach Edin Terzic, who should move back into the second member in the coming season, warned the top team of the lower house: “Beating Bayern is not that easy. We have to be on our guard against them.” The North Germans would play a “very good season” and show an “extremely courageous” style of play.
He also warns of opponents in the cup, Kiel, “even if they are in a second division”. The cup competition is “more important in Germany than in Denmark, I felt that in Bremen. I’ve been in Dortmund for almost three years and haven’t won a title.” Therefore, the “hunger for titles is great”.